Renovation options on table for Monticello schools

While the Monticello school board considers its older structures, it will also attempt to address the most glaring problem at its newest building – air conditioning and heating at the middle school that opened in 2003.

Congregation mourns, remembers Dempsay

Calvary Baptist Church members saw the dedication and wit from the beginning of Pastor Randy Dempsay’s six-year run at the church, and they saw the same attributes near the end before he died of pancreatic cancer on April 6.

PIATTRAN considering Saturday service

Piatt County Public Transportation is pondering the idea of adding Saturday service.

If the agency receives its full funding amount of $666,836.00, transportation officials are looking forward to implementing a pilot program for Saturday service.

Drug Take Back April 30

On Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Monticello Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at a Drug Take Back event. People can bring pills for disposal to the Monticello Police Department at 301 N.

Monticello Theatre Association announces summer workshops

Monticello Theatre Association is pleased to announce summer workshops will be held for the sixth season. There are two sessions of the drama workshops for children. Workshop 1 for children entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall will be held June 6-17. Workshop 2 for children entering grades 1, 2 and 3 in the fall will be held June 20-24.

Allerton mansion gets new roof

Several months down the road, you might not even notice that the Allerton Park mansion near Monticello sports a new roof.

But that’s the whole idea.

Mahrt digging in as administrator

One word comes up often when you ask new Monticello City Administrator Bob Mahrt about his first few weeks in town.


Permits approved for brewpub proposal

Monticello aldermen on Monday approved a pair of special use permits needed for a brewpub/restaurant to locate in the United Methodist Church building at 212 S. Independence St. Church members will soon move to a new building.

Gabby's Law approved by state Senate

Tony and Liz Galbo of Monticello had just received a standing ovation from the Illinois Senate and were dabbing tears in the Senate gallery after passage of a bill known as “Gabby’s Law,” named in honor of the young daughter taken from them in May 2012.

State says it overpaid CPPRT funds

Piatt County taxing bodies will likely have to pay back a total of $1.4 million on Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax revenues after the state revealed last week that it had distributed too much CPPRT for the last two years.

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